When my oldest brother Michael was born, my mother was told that she had to leave because she could not bring a black child into that neighborhood. So she left and she tried to make a way for herself and her child on the southside. We lived in extreme poverty. I remember being sent downstairs to put snow in the bucket, and then taking that water and pouring it into the back of a toilet so that we could flush it because we didn't have running water that month. I remember that existence. I didn't go to college straight from high school cause I didn't think I would succeed. After my first semester, I had straight A's. Second semester, straight A's. When I looked at this report card and I thought what gave me such a low assessment of myself that I thought I wouldn't succeed here? Then I decided then and there that I was going to be a teacher so that any kid who came through my classroom would not walk away from my classroom not understanding his or her potential the way I did. I saw that photograph of Bernie Sanders chained to a black woman protesting segregation in the 1960s. That photograph tells me more about his willingness to fight for the rights of all people than anything any politician has ever said. Being able to have a college education transformed my view of what I could be in this world. It shouldn't just be a small group of people who get access to that kind of experience. Every American, regardless of their income, should have access to a college education. These things are possible. The impossible is possible. And that's one of the reasons that I love Bernie Sanders. He sees an America that's beyond the current limitations that we have. He sees an America that I see, where there's hope. Where things you thought could never be done can be done. That is why I support Bernie Sanders. I'm Bernie Sanders and I approve this message.